The hullabaloo surrounding the newly drafted Public University Bill has been described by the Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper as premature.
Kweku Baako said there is the need for one to take time in reading the drafted document before drawing any conclusion.
“It is too early; the truth is that there is too much premature ejaculation . . . there is no cause for alarm,” he indicated.
The Minority in Parliament has urged lecturers of the various public universities to rise up against the Public Universities Bill aimed at diffusing their autonomy.
According to the Minority, the Public Universities Bill is an attempt to kill academic freedom at the various public universities.
Some of the proposals in the Bill grant; a) the President power to dissolve the university Council; b) Allow the university Council to appoint a Chancellor and c) Allow unions to appoint only one representative on a rotational system to serve on the Council at each cycle.
The minority has described the proposals as worrisome.
According to them, the bill, which is yet to be laid in Parliament has severe consequences as far as academic freedom and the autonomy of universities are concerned.
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